Over the years I have been part of many a church work days. They all start the same way for me, by jumping right in to volunteer before I’m smart enough to find out what the work is that needs to be done. Then I show up on what turns out to be the hottest day of the century and I’m on yard work detail. So my day turns out to be more dangerous because of the heat and more difficult because I’m pulling weeds and spreading mulch all day. Now come the next work day, I again just jump right in not knowing what I’ll be asked to do. It always turns out to be harder than I thought it would be.
Luke 9:57 tells us that Jesus was walking along and someone said to Him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” When I became committed to Christ, just like for those church work days, I jumped right in without knowing what it was I was going to be asked to do. It has turned out at time to be much harder than I could have ever thought possible. The Christian lifestyle can be very contrary to the world and therefore bring about all types of trials and tribulations.
So what can I do, what can we do? Well I think the important thing to do is to remember that He is always with us. He is always holding out His hand for you and me. If we hold on to Him He will guide us through all the difficult days of our lives. There is a song that says it like this:
I wish I could protect you
from the worries of this life
but if there’s one thing I could tell you
it’s no matter what you do
hold onto Jesus, He’s holding onto you.
Let’s remember to hold on to Jesus!